Volunteers needed, Children’s bereavement programs

Posted by on January 17, 2011

~Attention Students in Education, Counseling or Psychology programs~

Looking for a new and different way to gain experience in working with children?

at the Center for Loss and Bereavement, Skippack, PA
A non profit organization of professionals in the field of grief and loss

Camp Millie is a 4 day, fun-filled, fast-paced summer bereavement camp (held June 27th – 30th, 2011) for children between the ages of 6-14 who have experienced the death of a parent/sibling.  Volunteers can be assigned as Camp Buddies to 2-3 campers, providing support and encouragement throughout the camp (ages 20 and up, 3-day training required and 4-day commitment) or Activity Volunteers who assist with camp crafts and games (ages 16 and up, 1-day training required and preferably a 4-day commitment).  This is a short term commitment with long term rewards!

Nello’s Corner is a peer bereavement support group program for children between the ages of 4-17 yrs who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling.  Volunteer Facilitators (ages 20 and up and 3-day training required) are assigned to a specific group which meets every other week, September to June. (Commitment is 4.5 hrs/mo)

The Three-day Facilitator Training Course at the Center provides:

•    An understanding of the grief process
•    Practical skills for working with children as a grief facilitator in a support setting
•    Opportunity to explore awareness of personal beliefs and experiences with loss

Spring Training dates are scheduled for March 18th, March 19th and March 26th, 2011 from 9-4pm (space is limited)

Call 610-222-4115 or visit our website at http://www.bereavementcenter.org for further information.  We would love to have you join our team!

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